Little Italy is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie.
Lionsgate Movies on Thursday, July 19, 2018 released the trailer:
Little Italy (2018) Trailer - Available In Theaters and On Demand September 21.
Nikki and Leo both grow up in "Little Italy" in Toronto, where their families are running a pizza business together. However, the verbal conflict between Sal and Vince (fathers of Nikki and Leo respectively) caused their pizza business to deteriorate, thus they founded their own pizza businesses next door to each other, resulting in Nikki leaving the family to go to London to study cooking. However, Chef Corinne temporarily gives Nikki a break for two weeks to give time for her to work on a cooking menu for the upcoming cooking exhibit. Upon arriving home in Toronto, Nikki meets Leo at the bar and they drunkenly play soccer in a midst of the thunderstorm. The next day, she is welcomed by her family on her arrival. Vince, Leo and other crew are later arrested for lacing the pizza with marijuana during the party but they are released shortly after. Leo later forms a relationship with Nikki and they sleep together after riding around the town, reliving their childhood memories. Nikki receives a call from Corinne, saying that she wants a cooking menu, otherwise she will promote another chef. Struggling, Nikki expresses her regrets to Leo and confronts him for focusing on soccer instead of the pizza business. Meanwhile, their respective grandparents, Franca and Carlo, become engaged (due to the fact that they have been in love with each other for years and were never rivals from the start). Franca finally agrees to marry Carlo despite a promise from her late husband not to remarry. Franca and Carlo arrange a dinner for the families. During the dinner Franca and Carlo announce their engagement, causing Sal and Vince to begin exchanging insults. Vince decides to enter a pizza competition against Sal saying that whoever loses will "go out" from "Little Italy". When the two realize that they are banned from the competition because of a fallout during a previous competition, they decide to have Nikki and Leo enter the competition. Nikki refuses to compete, and she and Leo start arguing about who let who win in soccer when they were kids. When Nikki says that Leo won every time because she let him win, Leo says, "Yeah, like you let me win last night," alluding to them sleeping together. She slaps him and storms out in anger.
Principal photography began in June 2017.
The film Little Italy was scheduled to be released on August 24, 2018 (Canada) and on September 21, 2018 (United States) by Entertainment One (Canada), Lionsgate (United States), Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, Go Asia Entertainment, Lionsgate Premiere, Midship, Spentzos Films, Capelight Pictures, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Lionsgate Home Entertainment and NOS Audiovisuais.
The duration of the film is 102 minutes.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Little Italy got low rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.
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